HAC is hiring our first-ever Communications Associate!

The Housing Action Coalition (HAC) is a nonprofit that advocates for building more housing at all levels of affordability to help alleviate the Bay Area’s and California’s housing shortage, displacement, and affordability crisis. Now we’re looking for an inspired, creative, strategic, detail-oriented, project management pro to serve as our first-ever Communications Associate! In this role,…

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Accessible Housing Matters

Discrimination is being denied something because of something one has little to no control over. Our country faces many issues of this nature, many of which have come to light in the past year and a half – Black Lives Matter movement, hateful acts against Asian-Americans, etc. Discrimination is a terrible, hurtful habit that plagues…

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HAC is hiring a new Development and Operations Associate!

The Housing Action Coalition (HAC) is a nonprofit that advocates for building more housing at all levels of affordability to help alleviate the Bay Area’s and California’s housing shortage, displacement, and affordability crisis.    We’re looking for an entry-level, detail-oriented, project management pro to serve as our Development and Operations Associate. In this role, you’ll help…

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Member Spotlight: Dignity Moves

What happens when you combine Silicon Valley’s legendary innovation with one of the most difficult and complex challenges facing California? You get DignityMoves, an organization working to systematically address missing pieces in the current solutions for homelessness.  California’s struggle with homelessness is already significant; 72% of the over 160,000 homeless individuals are unhoused. Upcoming expirations…

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Meet Darin Ranelletti, Oakland’s Policy Director for Housing Security

HAC staff and board members were joined for a June 25 Regulatory Committee meeting by Darin Ranelletti, Oakland’s Policy Director for Housing Security, to learn more about proposed changes to Oakland’s planning and building codes which are intended to address housing affordability. These proposals follow ideas from the 2016 Oakland at Home report, also known…

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18 Years of Housing Heroes!

The Housing Action Coalition annually recognizes outstanding individuals and developments that have made exceptional contributions to building more housing at all levels of affordability throughout the San Francisco Bay Area at our Housing Heroes Awards.  We’re proud to have awarded the following individuals and groups for their contributions to the homebuilding community. Former Awardees 2020:…

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Opticos Design Presents: Missing Middle Housing!

As part of our June 15 How to Implement Upzoning discussion, panelist Stefan Pellegrini from Opticos Design included a compelling presentation about the importance of “Missing Middle” housing and how cities can build more of it. In response to numerous requests for his presentation, Stefan has graciously made it available here. For even more information,…

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How to Implement Upzoning

All of us at HAC were excited to host a very interesting and practical June 16 panel on how to implement upzoning with success starring Professor Karen Chapple (UC Berkeley Urban Displacement Project), Stefan Pelligrini (Opticos Design), Nikki Beasley (Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services), and Rachel Tanner (San Francisco Planning Commission). We greatly appreciate our expert…

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Spring Symposium: The Movie!

Many thanks to everyone who tuned in to Building Momentum: The Housing Action Coalition’s 15th Annual Spring Symposium! If you missed the live event, or want to relive the experience, our program video is now available.   We’ve received outstanding feedback about our insightful speakers and we hope you’ll watch and share with others. Building Momentum’s…

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Redwood LIFE project seeks Nonprofit Housing Developer(s)

Attention nonprofit housing developers! Longfellow Real Estate Partners is seeking nonprofit housing partner(s) to collaborate with on the development of affordable housing projects in Redwood City as it pursues entitlements for the expansion of its biomedical hub at Redwood Shores. Learn more at their project website Redwood LIFE and see details in the Redwood LIFE Affordable Housing…

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